In today’s modern world, fitness is more about better wellness and inner health rather than weight loss. Some major health trends are emerging this year and will only continue to grow. Public gyms will be on the top of their game adhering to hygiene standards, and fitness trainers will offer more vitamin D-enhanced outdoor sessions. From remote coaching to high-tech wearables and wellness apps, the workout is getting a fresh makeover.
Here’s a more in-depth look at the emerging health trends that we’ll start to see even more of:
Pandemic repercussions since 2020 amped up client demand for telehealth services. Another example is subscriptions to streaming-fitness websites like Daily Burn and Peloton provide plenty of guides to workouts from yoga to muscle-building.
Health apps can tailor individual wellness strategies for men. Fitness and health apps are becoming more popular as well as meditation and stress relief apps like Headspace and Calm. If you are like me, mindfulness and breathwork is the easiest, most realistic way to practice meditation.
Wearable tech in the form of watches and smart clothing will be another hit in 2021, providing accurate readings on calories burned, the number of daily steps, and even heart rate and blood pressure.
Virtual Health Movement
The dramatic increase in telehealth visits for medical exams and appointments is a direct result of the pandemic and one that will stick around long after we’ve finally eradicated Covid-19. Now men have the option to get personalized health treatments and one-on-one consultations with health professionals from the convenience and privacy of their own home. In the same vein, having the option to work out at home has motivated some people to begin a new fitness routine without the pressure of comparing it with others.
Even on vacation or while traveling, people can still get in their workout because everything is virtual, which is a win for trainers since they can still do their job at a distance.
Enhanced Focus on Men’s Health
People are now realizing the things we can control are our breath and our bodies. Because of this, there’s an appreciation of our capacity, challenging ourselves to try something new.
Allies for Body and Mind
There’s so much noise, uncertainty, and anxiety that has come with this pandemic; on-demand meditation classes are becoming huge. Focusing on finding inner peace, meditating, and positive programming are all huge trends that have emerged due to COVID. By getting your head in the game, you’re 75 percent of the way to your goal.
Mostly, 2021 will be remembered as a year for self-care. A growth mindset is everything right now.
Source: Dr. Myles Spar, National Medical Director of Vault Health